The Priest in charge of Sacred Heart Parish, Aka , Very Rev. Fr. Donatus Udoette, has commended the Chairman, Trinity Group of Companies, Arc. Ubokutom Nyah for his passion to impact positively on humanity through job creation and other empowerment initiatives. He stated this when Arc. Nyah went for family thanksgiving , in company of his friends, associates and staff of his company at the Church yesterday.
Fr. Udoette, who also lauded the selfless contribution of Arc. Nyah in offering scholarship to children irrespective of their family status, denomination or ethnic backgrounds, maintained that such rare gesture is a product of God’s grace and wisdom, for the betterment of society.
“Arc. Ubokutom Nyah and his wife are not doing all these because they are richer than several other people. You are all aware of many Nigerians who prefer to keep billions of Naira idle in foreign accounts but this family has chosen to use what God has blessed them wiyh to honour Him by touching lives and putting food on the tables of families. This is what life should be all about. People should use their positions to help others. This is why we are representatives of God on earth” the Priest maintained.
He used the occasion to urge the staff who are working in the companies established by Arc. Nyah to be hard working, sincere, honest and committed in their respective tasks so as to achieve progress, warning them against deceits, fraud and similar vices capable of truncating the development of an establishment.
The staff, he noted, should work honestly, so that other families can also earn a living through the companies.
On the scholarship, Fr. Udoette said Arc. Nyah is doing a great service for humanity by offering qualitative education to seventeen children at Topfaith International Secondary School and one presently in the university, saying that the effort gives hope for a better and brighter future for the children and society at large.
Earlier in his homily, the cleric harped on the need for Christians to imbibe humility in all spheres of life as exemplified by Jesus Christ.
According to him, “unless you come down, you can’t go up. When Jesus took this step, it was to show an example to us who follow Him, in order to give us salvation in the end. This is also one of the greatest lessons He teaches us when we are in a social events, to always want until we are ushered to a seat.”
While decrying the upsurge of anger, pride and arrogance among people in today’s world, udoette maintained that it is senseless for Christians to indulge in wanton struggle for positions in church, even to the extent of carrying out campaigns and consultations. He expressed the view that church leadership should be inspired by the willingness to offer service to God in simplicity and humility.
Fr. Udoette, who referenced the life of Saint John Vianney, a priest from France, said he was an epitome of simplicity whose life of humility earned him a gift of deep spiritual insight that superseded the intelligence he lacked. He added that humility does not imply weakness, even as “the lesson of humility is that we should take our proper place in life, give what is due to others and submit totally to God.”
Meanwhile, Arc. Nyah made a donation to the church and was supported by the management of Prudential Cooperative Microfinance Bank (PCMFB), friends and associates.